Dr. Anne Bisek, Clinical Psychologist
Working primarily with first responders, communications, firefighters, pre-hospital care personnel, law enforcement and military veterans.
The nightmares can end. You can get close to people again. The irritability and headaches can subside. It doesn’t have to hurt this bad forever.
If you have had a critical incident, then you may think that you will never be the same person you were before; maybe so, but you can feel better than you do now.
Have you tried to stop thinking about that incident or avoided people/things that remind you of it, and then the reactions are even more extreme? These are normal reactions to an abnormal event. It might feel like you are going crazy, but you are not.
If you are fine at work, but at home the smallest thing may make you cry or blow up at your family, please consider making an appointment so we can find some ways to change this.
My specialty is Posttraumatic Stress Injury. I have worked primarily with first responders (communications, firefighters, pre hospital care personnel, law enforcement, military veterans) since 2008. My subspecialty is any call for service that involves the death of a child. Please visit WhenAChildDies.com for more details.
It is an important day when you decide to reach out and call for back up. I look forward to meeting you.
SAVE THE DATE! March 25th, 2018
The NorthBay Guns-N-Hoses Hockey Club will be playing the South Bay Packin’ HEAT regional public safety team in a charity hockey game next month. Both teams are comprised of firefighters, law enforcement, and EMS professionals from their respective ends of the Bay Area.
I just spent a great day in San Jose for a fundraiser on behalf of First Responders Support Network (FRSN). I want to thank the players from the Northbay Guns-N-Hoses and the South Bay Packin Heat Hockey Clubs, The San Jose Barracuda, and the owners of the Britannia Arms Pub, for contributing to our organization. The teams of firefighters, law enforcement, and EMS professionals played a great game then we all got together for lunch at The Britannia Arms Pub, where some of the proceeds went to FRSN. Life is good!